Two workers were injured in a construction accident Monday morning after a concrete ceiling at Palmcroft Elementary School collapsed on top of them.

Yuma Fire Department spokesperson Mike Erfert stated that firefighters responded to the school at 901 West Palmcroft Drive shortly before 11 a.m.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they found that sections of concrete ceilings in breezeway areas near the school’s office had given way and fallen onto two workers.

The school was not in session due to it being being closed for the summer, and the two workers were the only ones in the area at the time of the collapse.

Palmcroft, however, is one of the sites of Yuma School District One's no-cost summer food service program for all children in the community. The ceiling collapse happened after breakfast had been served and prior to children arriving before lunch began at 11:30 a.m.

The school will be closed on Tuesday for both breakfast and lunch, but it will reopen on Wednesday. The food program runs Monday through Friday from June 3 until July 19.

The two workmen were treated at the scene and transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

Personnel from the City of Yuma’s Building Safety division were called to the scene and were inspecting the damage.

Building Safety personnel were determining the extent of the damage and what would be needed for the work being done to safely continue.

James Gilbert can be reached at or 539-6854. Find him on Facebook at or on Twitter @YSJamesGilbert.

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